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peace talks but very preoccupied about the unstable state of the wider region. what mr. obama will hear from his israeli counterparts is israel is very jittery. they are preparing for a fallout as syria disintegrates and hezbollah rearms. >> we are getting ready to shoot back and to be much more aggressive or much more decisive in this war in order to make this war and as quick as possible. mereve years ago as a presidential candidate, barack obama net and family rebuilding their home after a rocket attack from gaza. whatever impact he made then has long worn off. >> he says he is like any other color vision but acknowledges he has been a very good friend to israel. and a difficult trip. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, pope francis celebrates his first public mass as leader of the catholic church, showing signs of changes to come already. just six months after being shot in the head by the taliban today, a girl returns to school. targeted for campaigning to get girls the same rights and was back inmallalah the classroom in britain. she said she missed her class
understand, we must remember, but behind personal feelings, there are interests. >> the state of the economy and social affairs was a big issue in the recent israeli elections. barack obama is likely to find a new israeli government less concerned about peace talks but very preoccupied about the unstable state of the wider region. what mr. obama will hear from his israeli counterparts is israel is very jittery. they are preparing for a fallout as syria disintegrates and hezbollah rearms. >> we are getting ready to shoot back and to be much more aggressive or much more decisive in this war in order to make this war and as quick as possible. mereve years ago as a presidential candidate, barack obama net and family rebuilding their home after a rocket attack from gaza. whatever impact he made then has long worn off. >> he says he is like any other color vision but acknowledges he has been a very good friend to israel. and a difficult trip. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, pope francis celebrates his first public mass as leader of the catholic church, showing signs of ch
awaiting with president shimon peres and united states president, president obama, has begun. and i want to listen in. let's turn up the mics. >> and see that we can agree and discuss it openly and freely. after the meeting we just had, i feel more confidence that your vision can be transformed the middle east. your vision is achievable. you arrived here already with an impressive record of answering our needs. particularly and unforgetably in the domain of security. i want to thank you personally, your friend, for the long days and for many long, sleepless nights that we know about them, that you spent caring for our country and for our future. we live in an age that is both global and domestic, inseparately. interests may divide people, division may unite them. there is a common vision uniting us, to confront the dangers, to bring peace closer as soon as possible. the greatest danger is a nuclear iran. so you said, so you do. we trust your policy, which calls to first by nonmilitary, by nonmilitary means, with a clear statement that both adoptions remain on the table. you have made it
states of america, "atem lo levad." [ applause ] >> you are notly alone. >> president barack obama addressed a young audience this week in israel's capital, jerusalem, at its convention center on his first presidential visit to israel. the speech was up-beat, even rousing, but the language measured, even guarded, with state department edits poking through. >> peace is possible. it is possible. [ applause ] >> i'm not saying it's guaranteed. i can't even say that it is more likely than not, but it is possible. i know there must be something exhausting about endless talks about talks and daily controversies and just the grinding status quo. i'm sure there's a temptation just to say, ah, enough, let me focus on my small corner of the world and my family and my job and what i can control. but it's possible. negotiations will be necessary but there's a little secret about where they must lead. twfor two peoples. two states for two peoples. >> question, was president obama's speech to college students in israel and the trip itself designed to reset u.s.- israeli relations that were badly
and budgetary issues here in the united states. the ironic part of this is a president obama came to office in 2008 talking about impeachment, but i think the legacy is quickly becoming one of disengagement from this region, stepping back. as i mentioned, i was just on a trip that took me not only to the gulf, but farther afield. the striking thing was that for all the differences that our allies have on syria or political islam or iran? the one talking point -- or iran, the one talking point i heard from all done is that they're looking for clear articulations of u.s. policy. they're looking for a stronger role, a more active role for the united states. we often feel in the united states that we are not wanted. maybe that is true to an extent in some quarters. we feel sometimes -- i think tennis alluded to this when he was talking about the way the it administration began -- that because of mistakes or missteps in places like iraq, that people would like to see us go. in fact, the opinion is quite the opposite, because of errors, they view us as having more responsibility for securing the
. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation. >> president obama also attended a state dinner. he was presented with the highest honor at the israeli medal of distinction. he will visit jordan tomorrow. >>> north korea issued a new round of nuclear threats today against military basis. they said u.s. basis in guam and japan are within striking range. excuse me. the white house and the pentagon haven't yet responded to the latest threats from north korea. >>> new concern about the tsa rule change that would allow passengers to -- passengers to bring knives on planes. they signed a letter to the head of the transportation security administration. they urged withdrawal of the decision making it okay to bring pocket knives and sports equipment on board planes. they say the decision was made without former engagement with stake holders. >>> the hope they have as they head to washington for the final battle. >> and a man with a metal detector heads to golden gate bridge with a unusual find. hello? the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supp
, the president took his message to israel, delivering a major speech earlier calling for a two state solution in the middle east. this was the main event of mr. obama's first trip to israel as leader of the free world. the president delivering what the administration called the centerpiece of the visit. the speech wasn't given in front of the israeli parliament where his predecessor spoke at his first trip, given at the convention center before an audience of students. the president's message was clear, peace is possible but in order to secure peace and security for the jewish state, compromise is essential. >> negotiations will be necessary but there's a little secret about where they must lead. two states for two peoples. two states for two peoples. there will be differences how to get there. there will be hard choices along the way. for the moment, put aside the plans and the process, i ask you instead to think about what can be done to build trust between people. >> mr. obama reassured israelis of america's commitment but also delivered some tough love. >> i also believe it's important to
a future president, it was illinois state senator barack obama who said in 2002, i don't oppose all wars. what i am opposed to is a dumb war. this is a war that cost the lives of anywhere from 110,000 to 1 million civilians. today is not a day to cheer for success. but it is a day to remember those who fought hard to avoid the war's tragic consequences. get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. tonight's question, will the architects of the iraqi war ever admit they made a mistake? text a for yes, b for no to 67622 or go to our blog. i'll bring you the results later in the snow. i'm joined now by congresswoman diona diget. getting your name mixed up here. i'm so hyped to get to this point. congresswoman, you were one of 133 members of the house to vote against this war. take us back to that day and tell us what was going through your mind? >> you know, for me, i'm elected to congress and i take every vote seriously, but the vote to innovate a sovereign nation, put our fighting americans at risk and go into this country, it has to be taken very seriously. and i've had sever
carefully before investing. >>> as president obama visits israel, the israeli embassy in the united states tries its best to convince everyone that they're best buddies. the israeli embassy actually released this very strange little video to try to make that point. >> warmly welcome president obama to israel. express our appreciation for what he has done for us. >> the bonds between the united states and israel are unbreakable. the commitment of the united states to the security of israel is ironclad. ♪ thank you for being a friend, traveled down the road and back again ♪ ♪ your heart is true, you're a pal and thank you for being a friend ♪ [ female announcer ] new york strips. sudden trips. mr. wiggles and curling irons. for the little mishaps you feel, use neosporin to help you heal. it kills germs so you heal four days faster neosporin. also try neosporin eczema essentials. >>> governor romney, mitt, a pleasure to welcome you to jerusalem. we have known each other for many decades. we were so young then. and for some reason, you still look young, i don't know how you do it. and
with the state of israel. >> obama in israel for the first time as president. >> joking with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that it was good to get from congress. >> you only tease the ones you love. >> i see this visit as an opportunity. >> this trip is heavy on symbolism. >> what is he taking away. >> he and netanyahu had their differences. >> we know he was sort of a supporter of romney. >> netanyahu preferred romney over obama. >> trying to influence an american election. >> there's a lot of water under the bridge. >> i think it is absolutely outrageous. >> you only tease the ones you love. >> some republicans coil at the party plans for the future. >> i know what our principles are. >> the chairman is in the hot seat. >> i am looking to get into communities in the hundreds. >> show up any time. >> i know what our principles are. >> it is what you say and do when you get there matters most to people. >> our party believes marriage is between one man and one woman. >> they haven't changed their policies. >> house republicans tomorrow vote on the ryan budget. >> notorious paul
remains committed to peace and the solution of two states. >> president obama met with him at the prime minister's private residence. focusing on peace between israelis and palestinians along with preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama also spoke today about the situation in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concer
boise state. they advance to face kansas state. >>> president obama filled out his ncaa brackets. he predicted number one seed louisville will make it to the final fourment he also chose ohio state, florida gators and indiana, his choice to win it all, indiana. >>> indiana and the chicago bears could not agree on the new contract for brian urlacher so he becomes a free agent after 13 years and nine time pro bowl safety ed reed left the baltimore ravens after 11 seasons and signed with the houston texans. >>> golfer tiger woods says he and lindsey vaughn went public with their relationship so that paparazzi couldn't make as much money from any pictures they took of the couple. >> well, it's very simple. you know, we're very happy. but also we want to limit the paparazzi and all the sleazy web sites that are out there. >> woods says he's had situations that were dangerous for his kids because of celebrity photographers. >>> just ahead, a big story concerning mad men's john hand and the blogosphere is buzzing about it. [ male announcer ] i've seen incredible things. otherworldly things.
audience in jerusalem, president obama was honored at state dinner, awarded the israeli medal of distinction the highest honor a civilian can receive in israel. he is the first sitting president to receive this award. simone perez said the people of israel are particularly moved by your contribution to their security. he called the president dear barack. that's what was happening live in israel. here at home, this is what the coverage of that event looked like in the cable news-a sphere. cnn and msnbc are showing it live showing the president of the united states receiving this medal at a big state dinner in this country. the fox news channel pretending it is not happening. talking about repealing obama-care instead. this is what the three cable news networks looked like in snapshot at 2:24 p.m. i know that because this news media was going on and on the wall there was the live feed of the three networks at precisely 2:24 p.m. this afternoon. we're all watching as the israel president is trying president obama i know you will never stop striving for a better world. as he was s
home hours before the colorado governor signed into law that state's historic new gun legislation. there's new information into the killing of that state's prison chief and those details coming up just ahead. >>> on president obama's trip to israel, today was big speech day, highly anticipated, very warmly received, particularly the part he went off script and surprised everyone. we will have details on that coming up. >>> in washington tonight, the congress packed up and went home. they are taking two weeks off as of tonight. nice work if you can get it, right? before they left, they passed a spending bill that will avoid the threat of a government shutdown next week. not shutting down the whole federal government used to be the kind of thing you could reasonably expect from your congress, the kind of thing they get done as a matter of course. under house speaker john boehner, not shutting down the government has become a notable achievement for this congress. mazel tov on that. a low bar. >>> house republicans also voted today again for the paul ryan budget. democrats are very e
making peace with countries beyond them -- >> two states for two people, president obama said that's the key to peace between israel and palestinians. >> even as the president pushes for peace and tows that line, he admits there are complications in the region. john from jerusalem, again, the president stressing the right of people to be free in a land of their own and a message of those who oppose the jewish state. let's play this before we come to you, john. >> make no mistake, those who adhere to the ideology of rejecting israel's right to exist, they might as well reject the earth beneath them or the sky above because israel's not going anywhere. >> that line got a standing ovation. did the president succeed in his efforts to reassure the israeli people of his commitment? >> i think there's no question, michael, he has reassured the israeli government and the israeli people. the question is can he bring the palestinians to the table as well as part of a peace process or is this fence mending new image building in israel? you heard the president's line, you could say that line w
shooting there. a poll showing 57% favor an assault weapons ban. president obama in a state of the union address that we all heard and reported on the next day. those families deserve a vote. keith boykin, why can't the families get a vote on this? >> well, they deserve a vote. unfortunately they won't be getting one because senator hire reid can chose to remove this from the bill coming forward. by dianne feinstein is exactly right. this is exactly something that the public deservees a vote. and even if it doesn't pass, let's get on record where people stand on the issues. this is something a majority of the american people believe in. i think harry reid is making the wrong mistake. even if this is a tactical decision because he want a bill that passes, what democrats do too often is lead from behind. in the sense they don't try to push as far as they can and they negotiate against themselves. this is what what is happening now. harry reid is negotiationing against dianne feinstein. i think diane is doing the right thing. >> this is senator from connecticut, the site of those shootings
. >> mr. obama or bracket obama picked indiana to beat louisville. ohio state and florida other final 14. despite love of the game the president has not pick aid national champion correctly since choosing north carolina in 2009. he's one and three on espn picking bracket autos so he's zmu. >> yes. it's a good pick. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 some dangerous structures. >> what a group is doing to warn residents before the next big one hits. >> coming up, some disturbing finding that's one in 50 children has autism. we're going to look at what is driving that increase in cases coming up. >>> a group of berkeley citizens are wanting to tell tnants they're not in compliance with city ordinances. nick smith joins us live now in berkeley. nick? >> that is right because some people don't know they live in the buildings. now, berkeley has more than 75% of those buildings not meeting their code. look behind me. more than 75% of berkeley's buildings were not seismicly receipt stro troe fitted. >> an immense flip. >> they're called soft story structures, they're building was large opening
senators they are all representing states that barack obama lost. >> gregg: speaking of debt and deficits, president obama said recently the debt is not an immediate problem, but by huge margins, americans disagree. 68% of them disagree with the president on that. they also think he is wrong with b something else. spending. this is a fox news poll. they think his top priority should be cutting spending to reduce the deficit, not spend more, taxpayer dollars to create jobs. is that why president obama seemed to have dropped the campaign for spending realize he is pushing his job ratings down and in the process driving away potential voters? >> i think there has been a sense over the last month or so, as you point out poll numbers have gone down. white house is not going to make a big campaigns go across the country asking for tax increases but that is also because they are saving a lot of ammunition for the budget fight this summer. that is when you might see them make the requests again, any kind of grand bargain over the budget or grand bargain over the debt ceiling has to include some k
, washington. >>> president obama is heading back to the united states after wrapping up his visit to the middle east. he visited petra in jordan before departing for the capital, amman. jordan was the last stop on president obama's four-day trip to israel and the palestinian territories. it was his first visit as president. new details surrounding san jose's tenth homicide of the year. police released a picture today of the man, did they suspect of stabbing a young mother to death on friday. the crime happened in broad daylight in a parking lot across the street from the sheriff's department. 25-year-old juan ramirez had been stocking sandra cruz for about two years. the 29-year-old victim leaves behind a 10-year-old son and was afraid of ramirez. she had a restraining order against him. >> she was doing all the right things. she was contacting the police department, reporting these crimes, pulling out restraining orders trying to protect herself from this individual. it's unfortunate this happened. it appeared that she was doing everything she could do to avoid him. >> investigat
to have their own state. mr. obama also visited the west bank and then jordan where he promised more american aid for the thousands of syrian refugess pouring into neighboring jordan. >> newly-elected pope francis celebrated palm sunday today.for a crowd of 250 thousand in rome. the celebration kicks off holy week for christians.leading up to easter, next sunday. today celebrates jesus's return to jerusalem, before his death and resurrection a week later. when pope benedict the 16th resigned, the vatican wanted to act quickly to replace him to ensure a new pope would be in place by easter. >> the pope's palm sunday celebrations come after a historic meeting between him and his predecessor. pope francis arrived at the papal retreat south of rome and was greeted by pope benedict saturday. the two men in white embraced and clasped hands before having lunch together. two popes.face to face-- it's the first such meeting recorded in the history of the catholic church. the only thing we'd ever grown together was a record collection. no. there was that fuzzy stuff on the gouda. [ both ] ugh!
the united states. >> this trip began with a warm welcome at the airport in tel aviv, president obama joking with the prime minister about getting away from congress. prime minister binyamin netanyahu told president obama he would help him with the wish to travel through israel secretly. >> we picked up a few cafes and bars in tel aviv and we have prepared a fake mustache for you. >> the white house has lowered expectation for the trip saying there will not be breakthroughs on the peace process but the president will visit the west bank and meet with palestinian leaders. protesters have already taken to the streets in gaza city burning american flags and posters of president obama. but israel has high hopes for productive presidential visit. the embassy releasing this cartoon with a subtle message. ♪ thank you for being a friend, a friend ♪ >> the president's trip hit a bump in the road. the armored limousine broke down in jerusalem as the driver filled it with gas rather than zeal but it was towed before the president arrived in israel. this is video of president obama getting into the
obama is deeply unpopular with many israelis who are not sure the united states is serious about defending the percent state. in two speeches this morning the president is assuring those people his administration will pursue a middle east peace deal. >> from a closed door meeting president obama and israeli president peres present a united front, a desire to keep israel safe and secure. >> this is a common vision uniting us, to conform the dangers to bring peace as soon as possible. the greatest danger is a nuclear iran. >> i reaffirmed to president peres administration i will throughout my visit that in this work the state of israel will have no greater friend than the united states. >> this trip began with a warm welcome at the airport in tel aviv, president obama joking with the prime minister about getting away from congress. prime minister binyamin netanyahu told president obama he would help him with the wish to travel through israel secretly. >> we picked up a few cafes and bars in tel aviv and we have prepared a fake mustache for you. >> the white house has lowered expect
a great deal on its side, including unwavering support of the united states. we have your back. >> we have your back. doesn't exactly fit the republican's effort to use obama's diplomacy as a battery ram against him. >> on israel, it's never been worse between the united states and israel. >> you skipped israel but you went to the other nations and, by the way, they noticed that you skipped israel. >> they see president obama and new york city the same day netanyahu does and instead goes on a daily talk show. >> disrespectful of prime minister netanyahu? really? let's hear what that man said today, the prime minister himself. >> i want to thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship and in strengthening the friendship and appliance between our two countries. it is deeply, deeply appreciated. >> in a visit important to our nation's security, the republican attacks against this president's foreign policy seemed puny, especially when the president and prime minister were actually laughing. >> and i want to express a special thanks to sarah as well as your two sons for their
trip in that president obama is advancing the secretary of state, who is here right now, but will be coming back pretty frequently, so president obama is not going to -- he's going to talk about the palestinian issue in his business speech tomorrow, i think, but bakley he's trying to set the stage to reset the relationship with israel, with its government in particular so that john kerry can come in and with new ideas and be received, better than some of obama's first-term ideas were received. so there is a point to this trip, but it's a building block trip. >>> jeff goldberg, thank you very much, as always. >> thank you. >>> and up next, in our "daily fix" who killed the senate assault weapons ban. >>> plus mark sanford survives round 1 in south carolina, and why is bill clinton getting involved in the kentucky democratic senate race against ashley judd? send me your thoughts on facebook and twitter. this is "andrea mitchell reports" live in israel, only on msnbc. [ kitt ] you know what's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. t
that the prime minister of israel doesn't have a close relationship with the president of the united states, period. >> reporter: mr. obama made a warm gesture. planting a tree from the white house. and the president finally visiting reassured some israelis. >> he's well support k in israel. i think his intentions are good as well. >> reporter: palestinians protested the obama visit in the west bank. security was heavy, but netanyahu joked he'd help mr. obama slip away. >> well, we've picked up a few cafes and bars in tel aviv and we've prepared a fake mustache for you. >> reporter: they toured missiles that the u.s. helped develop. and israelis credit with saving lives last november shooting down hamas missiles. the obama message to israel, america has your back. tomorrow the focus will shift to the israeli palestinian conflict. president obama will visit the west bank, talk to the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman. >> thanks so much, steve. >>> back here u.s. representative eric swolwell held the first live chat during a city council meeting. he
another one. a toast -- [ speaking hebrew ] >> that's good wine. >> not bad, that was president obama doing his state dinner in israel last night. the hebrew toast he shared means, "to life." the president's first lady is crowned queen, sort of, the uk sunday "times" style magazine created this image on a first-class stamp. the image created to mark her first-place ranking on the best-dressed list. >>> presidential chris christie got an inquiry about his residential aspirations from a group of third graders. >> i'm a third grader at the elementary school. you've done a great job here in new jersey and i was wondering if you were thinking about running for president. >> do you work for msnbc? >> i'm not thinking about running for president right now. because i got a job to do here i've got an obligation to all of these folks and you and the other people of new jersey to not take my eyes of the job right now. you can't worry about fourth grade until you finish third grade, you know. and i can't worry about that until i do this job. >> we're loving that msnbc shout-out governor. that wra
to the establishment of a palestinian state. it is no secret that prime minister benjamin netanyahu and president barack obama have not always seen eye-to-eye on the best road to peace and that's just the beginning for president obama on this historic trip. he has to deal with nuclear threats from iran and provide a road map for how far the united states will go in defense of israel. we will get insights to all of these challenges for president obama with the former ambassador to israel, martin indyk who joins us from washington where he is the vice president and director for foreign policy at the brookings institution. ambassador indyk, good to have you back on the program, sir. >> thanks, tavis, good to be with you. tavis: i guess the start is whether or not i have overstated the case. there are some who believe as i intimated a moment ago that the president's very presence in israel that's to say, our president, barack obama, signals to some there might be renewed vigor, renewed possibility for peace between the israel
and look at the world through their eyes. it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. . >> jon: president obama speaking to a primarily jewish audience in jerusalem on thursday, be a major trip to the middle east which had some critics in the media asking, why is he there? so, jim, let's get your answer on that. is it part of the charm offensive overseas? >> and netanyahu that should be a tougher sell. it should have happened in the first term and various reasons they didn't. and now they're doing it now. not that they offer, but checking off the box. a moment between the president and netanyahu. and a strange transplant of the american to the west bank of israel. it's syria, egypt, iran and the media is having a tough time dealing with. >> gregg: and judy, you're back and are the media buying with what the president is trying to accomplish? >> israel, jon, it was a total love fest, i would have said, jim, exactly what you said before i went, but to see the outpouring of affection for this president and for what he represents, it was truly astonishing. >>
by president obama to see the limitation of the two state solution. >> reporter: not everyone there is happy the president is coming. some protesters in bethlehem burned ape poster of mr. obama. the president rounds off his trip with a stop in jordan for a meeting g meeting. administration officials have set low expectations for the trip saying there will be no major announcements of a breakthrough in the israeli-palestinian peace process. >>> the mayor of kansas city missouri, was in the middle of delivering his state of the city address when a man shoved him, and grabbed the microphone. he managed to shout obscenities, slammed the mayor before police tackled him out. eyewitnesses say he scuffled with the officers for ten minutes backstage before he was finally escorted out of the building. >>> the ukrainian parliament was shut down, after lawmakers engaged in -- look at this -- an all-out brawl. fists flew when a member of the party delivered a speech in russian. that angered the opposing nationalist party which believe strongly that urabian should be spoken instead.
. it is a visit heavier on symbolism than on substance. president barack obama is in israel right now, where he has promised america's enduring support for the jewish state. he also stressed the need for peace. >> but obama is not expected to provide new initiatives or policy moves in the area of the middle east peace process, which is secondary to israeli leaders when compared to the possibility of a nuclear iran. president obama and prime minister netanyahu have given a press conference. we will talk to our jerusalem correspondent about that in a moment. >> but first, the israeli president said that president barack obama has a vision that can transform the middle east. the pair met earlier in jerusalem at the start of obama 's first visit to israel as u.s. president. >> the pair said they both thought the greatest danger in the region would be a nuclear- capable of man and that he trusted obama's policy to prevent that from happening. >> obama was greeted by children singing in hebrew, english, and arabic -- a heartwarming welcome for the u.s. president. but behind the smiles, there were ser
obama at a state dinner in his honor in israel sitting shoulder to shoulder, literally at times forehead to forehead with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. for several minutes the two leaders, allegedly this frosty relationship, joking, laughing, talking, covering their mouths to make sure those with cameras couldn't figure out what they were saying. this the latest in several scenes where both of the leaders, maybe they're acting but they are very good actors if they are. they have made a clear decision to try to get along better as they move on to the long list of challenges. as the trip wraps up in the morning if there is a risk for the president it's this. he came in with low expectations and may have raised expectations and hopes too high. you've covered this issue for many years. the president talking to young israelis today demanding they challenge their leadership and old ways of blocking obstacles to the peace process the president saying he thinks it is possible, promising he'll make a personal commitment to get the parties back to the table. if you look at the obs
.s. and israel. the people of the united states are not the obama audience. the best result is over the other side, over in tehran. they get to see how serious we are. they build a weapon, we come at them. if they know that now, it could change everything. >>> and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, don't believe the hype. all the gops talk about change is just that. talk. a bunch of hot air. today, almost every single republican in the house voted for paul ryan's budget. the budget that would lower taxes for the rich, cut programs for the poor, and end medicare as we know it. it's unbelievable just three days ago the rnc rolled oh ut a plan to reboot the party, claiming that they will change the public's view that they only care about the rich. >> the perception that we're the party of the rich, unfortunately, continues to grow. that's frustrating. we want to lift people up from poverty. >> lift people up out of poverty? really? what about voting for ryan's bud
but there's a little secret about where they must lead. twfor two peoples. two states for two peoples. >> question, was president obama's speech to college students in israel and the trip itself designed to reset u.s.- israeli relations that were badly strained and president obama's first term? >> yeah, john, and you're right, it's an israeli-u.s. reset, and i think it was a great success. i think the president's speech was outstanding to the young israelis. i think it was full of realism and idealism. what he has done, he has walked away from the idea that israel has to stop building settlements, and as a reality there's not going to be any palestinian state as long as you have the president meeting with netanyahu, lieberman, and those folks in power, but i do think there's been a reset in relations with israel. but john with the whole middle east, look at muslim brotherhood in egypt, hamas, gaza, the jordanian king is in trouble, syria is about to collapse in anarchy. you've got hezbollah in lebanon. i think that whole area is moving the other direction. if i were the president of t
taped up a child for refusing to take a nap. >> president obama has arrived in israel, his first trip to the nation as president. is a is rallies are anxious to hear what obama has to say on america's commitment to the security of the jewish state. >> will be right back. that''s too much bacon. said nido one ever. baconacolia is back! now nowith even more bacon. come cmeelebrate our bacon obsession with all a new menu items like the bacon avocado omelette. only alyt denny's. >> and go morning. the top stories that we are following this wednesday, march 20th a. a large fire is burning right now on bethel island, why is this is so hard for cruised to knock down. >> a preschool is reopening this morning after being closed for staff training after allegations that a teacher taped up a child for refusing to take a nap. >> we are seeing heavy rain right now north of the golden gate bridge. the showers will taper off. there is really nothing for the mid peninsula. it looks like rain is north of concord heading into walnut creek. as we turn our attention to the north bay this is such a waited
peace talks. he met with the palestinian president and later spoke at a joint news conference. mr.obama said the palestinians deserve an independent state and said they have an obligation to work for peace. >> i have returned to the west bank because the united states is deeply committed to the creation of an independent and sovereign state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily indignities that come with it. >> one sticking point to the peace process is the continued building of israeli settlements in the west bank. mr.obama says he told the israeli prime minister the settlements do not advance the cause of peace but he did not say as he has in the past that those settlements must be stopped. the president also spoke to college students in jerusalem, stressing that israel must make peace with the palestinians. >> the only way for israel to endure and thrive as a jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable palestinian, that is true. >> the president met yesterday with israeli prime minister and israeli pre
tournament tonight against syracuse. the cal women had their first round, against fresno state. in his bracket, president obama picked the bears to go all the way. cal led by 7 at the half thanks to this effort by boyd to beat the buzzer from 3-point range. the bears outrebounded the bull dogs 51-28. they keep the offense alive on the boards, brandon gets the hoop. five bears in double figures with boyd leading the way with 21. she was one assist shy of a triple and double. they win and advance. >>> johnny dockins team taking on alabama and tuscaloosa in the second round. that was the only hoop for wiwell who was 1 of 6.
they were unchanged in 17 states. fell in just 8. as we have seen, president obama does not often play it safe in the cabinet nominations. at least the second time around. today he picked a justice department official who according to an inspector general report may have been less than forthcoming, about a controversial case mixing race, voting right, intimidation and politics. james rosen is in the white house. >> to lead this in the sustained unemployment, president obama nominated tom perez. >> he has fought to open pathway in workforce for everyone willing to contribute, including those with disabilities, lgbt americans and immigrants. he has helped settle the largest cases ever on behalf of families targeted by unfair mortgage lending. >> the son was a staff lawyer to kennedy and labor secretary for maryland. >> i'm confident that together, the business community, republicans, democrats, independents the like we can keep making progress for all the working families. >> some business leader like miller and long, the mid-atlantic largest employment structure voiced fear that perez w
israels and allies of the united states. when obama looks at this politically, he sees a big steep downside, and not very much upside about getting america involved. he's much more interestedn e middle class in america than he is in the middle east. he's trying to get out of the middle east, not into it. >> rose: i understand that, but what do you think israel would want the president to do? >> what israel wants is to limit the amount of powerful weapons that syria has. we've seen them attack already missiles that they believe were going to hezbollah. they've attacked a nuclear plant in 2007. israel wants to get rid of all advanced weapons in syria. so when-- if obama were to send in more advanced weapons to the rebels, ihink this would make israelis nervous. and that's one of the constraints that i think weighs on him in his deliberations about whether to get more deeply involved in the situation. >> could i just go back and contradict or challenge one or two assertions. i don't think it's a big problem for president obama to start sending arms to the opposition. if anything, he m
is there. lou: president obama recognizing the obstacles in the way of any 2-state solution, asking both nations not to fall back on all political pitions and demands and to face the reality that some tough compromises have to be mad by both parties. >> i think it is difficult, frankly, because sometimes even though we know what compromises have tbe made in order to achieve these, is hard to admit that those compromises need to be made. as a politician like it's a desire for political leaders to get too far ahead of your constituencies. lou: meanwhile, the 89 year-old president of israel today may a shocking in mission about what president obama means when he says all options are on the table in dealing with this country. the president, accding to press is prepared to strike. also tonight, the whiteouse assault on the second amendment continues, even as democratic support is slipping away. congress today voting to avoid a government shut down. congressman marlon strops men of inana joins us here to talk about the budget and the second amendment. the chinese nationals suspected of espiona
report." thank you for joining is. have a great night. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. president obama finally today making his case for peace in the middle east while making his strongest defense of that jury state. the president making it clear today that if it -- the defense of his route comes first. >> make no mistake that those who are here to the ad -- adhered to the ideology of rejecting israel's right to exist that might as well reject the earth beneath them are the sky above because israel is not going anywhere. @%pplause] lou: president obama speaking to students in jerusalem today shortly after a trip to the west bank with joint press conference or a joint press conference with palestinian president where he urged the palestine national authority come back to the bargaining table. president obama insisted both sides is our peas and both sides will need to make concessions for any sort of lasting peace to exist in suggesting the framework of the deal is already before them. >> if we can get direct negotiations started again i believe that the shape of a potential deal is ther
state solution. president obama is speaking again in about 45 minutes. this time he's back in jerusalem. >> all right. our time is 7:16. back here at home a man from oakland found guilty of killing a man who come to the bay area to apply for a job at google plans to appeal that verdict. 26-year-old george hug ins faces life in prison. killed a 45-year-old engineer from virginia during a robbery in 2010. the victim was in oakland for a teeth cleaning appointment the day before a job interview at google. police say he stole $17 from the man and shot him three times. >>> later today a woman accused of kicking a small child is due back in court. this comes after last week's court arraignment was delayed when she started screaming in the courtroom. >> [ screaming ] >> 24-year-old sabrina bell is facing charges. she kicked the child to the ground for no apparent reason. >>> a bus driver in florida pleading not guilty to charges of aggravated child abuse for kicking a special needs child. yesterday in court prosecutors released this video. this was shot last october. showed an 8 year old girl
peres for an official state dinner. and you can see it happening there. mr. obama will be presented with the medal of distinction and he will make some brief remarks. this will be streaming live for you on foxnews.com if you care to listen in. well, the hunt for a killer in colorado sparking concern well beyond that state's borders. with claims that a powerful saudi family may possibly have been involved in this assassination of a high ranking state official. tom clements was the executive director of the colorado department of corrections. and seven day before he was gunned down at his home, keep in mind he has a wife and two children, he refused to allow this man, a saudi national to serve out the remainder of the colorado prison sentence in saudi arabia. he was convicted in 2006, this man was for sexually assaulting his housekeeper and they said holder her a virtual prisoner. his conviction angered the saudies, so much so that our state department even sent the colorado attorney general at the time to meet with the king of saudi arabia and with this man's family, al-turki is his
background checks. about 90%. but so far, despite public support and president obama's passionate state of the union declarations that families of gun violence deserve votes, there's been a whole lot of talk about somewhat's politically feasible. here's a thought. maybe the majority shouldn't be so silent, should concern over higher premiums galvanize more than gun control legislation? the screamers and shouters call an e-mail, perhaps don't pester enough. here's the phone number for the capitol hill switchboard. there is it on your screen. write it down. let your congressman know how you feel. let them have it. just a thought. >>> marriage in the high court. with the supreme court taking up same-sex marriage this week, we'll take a look at the opinion shift happening across the country and whether republicans are really evolving on the issue. come back. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's lobsterfest our largest selection of lobster entrees, like lobster lover's dream or new grilled lobster and lobster tacos. come in now and sea food differently. visit redlobster.com now for an exclu
ryan grim. >> today president obama began his first state visit to israel. after their meeting, the two leaders will hold a joint news conference this afternoon. the day began with president obama's early morning arrival where he was met by netanyahu and simon perez. >> thank you for what you are, thank you for what you do. thank you for the hopes you carry with you. >> i come here today with a simple message for you and the-mile-an-hour people. thank you. thank you for strengthening the unbreakable alliance between our two nations during your presidency. >> despite the positive juju, president obama still has considerable work ahead of had imto shore up israeli support. ben pith writes, the trip's symbolism is clearly focused on rye 'sure the israeli public that the president and the united states, calling into question, rather than push for specific policies, it would seem this visit is about winning israeli hearts and minds. ahead of the president's trip. politico ran the headline -- president obama in israel, symbolism over substance. and so essentially it seems this is exactly the
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